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Let the Lion Talk - Christina Papaioannou
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Some remarks on illogical form - Christina Papaioannou 180 x 160 copy
Tiger Pop River copy
GONSDRA copy
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ARTIST STATEMENT

Tons of information, chaotic structures, digital culture, incomplete narratives, history of art and memory, have been the stimulus that created the need to somehow manage this overwhelming material, with work, turning it into art.

Therefore, I explore the role of painting in the digital age by creating dynamic paintings of vibrant color that are built up through fragmentation, individual micro-stories as well as moments of sheer abstraction.

As an image collector, I begin the creation of my works with a two-way tour of both the virtual and physical worlds. The gathered images of various origins such as pixels, plant motifs, animals, ancient Greek columns, renaissance engravings, children's drawings and scraps of my own works, serve as ready mades for the creation of hybrid compositions.
The digital processing of the images, gives rise to new structures, which are then manually applied to the canvas. There is a reuse of pre-existing data that returns back to material reality.
From abstract landscapes to scenes reminiscent of video games, my paintings play with the boundaries between the familiar and the unexpected, while an underlying sense of humoristic mood lurks behind the brushstrokes. These playful scenarios are articulated in an unencrypted language that invites the viewer to interpret it from scratch, like a psychological test.

BIO

Christina Papaioannou is a visual artist from Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds an Integrated Master’s degree from Athens School of Fine Arts. In 2019 she received the MATAROA Award for upcoming artists at 4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair.
Her work has been exhibited in Greece, Cyprus and London and is included in private collections.


In May 2022, she presented her first solo exhibition entitled "Let the Lion talk", 
at  Sianti Gallery, Athens, curated by Thanassis Moutsopoulos.

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Upcoming solo exhibition: AG18 Gallery, Vienna, June 2023

 

N E W S

 

Christina Papaioannou & Thanassis Moutsopoulos: Speech / presentation in the context of "Let the Lion talk" solo exhibition.
Theme: "Painting in the Digital Era"

Saturday, 21 May, Sianti Gallery, Athens.
Thanassis Moutsopoulos, Art historian Bio


ART ATHINA 2022

Participarion with Sianti Gallery.
16 - 19 September 2022

 

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"Let the Lion talk"
Guided tour & Lecture

Guided tour and lecture on
"Painting in the Digital era" 
by Thanassis Moutsopoulos

Saturday, May 21


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SUMMERISH

Summer group show at E Art Gallery, paros Island.
July - September 2022

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"Let the Lion talk"
Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition at Sianti Gallery Athens
Opening: 6 May, Friday
Curator: Thanassis Moutsopoulos


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ATHENS VOICE Interview

Interviewed by Stefanos Tsitsopoulos.
May 2022

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W O R K

 
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ARTWORK 2022

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ARTWORK 2021

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ARTWORK 2020

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ARTWORK 2019

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ARTWORK 2018

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ARTWORK 2017

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SELECTED WORKS
ON PAPER

E X H I B I T I O N S

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 
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Participation with Sianti Gallery
2022

Athens

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Sianti Gallery
2021

Athens

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Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti gallery
2021

Athens

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The Blender Gallery
2021

Athens

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J/M Gallery
2019

Notting Hill, London

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Artforum Gallery
2019

Thessaloniki

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E Art Gallery
2022

Paros Island

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Marina Keas Gallery
2021

Kea Island

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"Is the History of Art a history of violence?"
presented by DIPOLA Art Platform

Athens

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Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti
2020

Athens

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4th Art Thessaloniki 
International Contemporary Art Fair

Thessaloniki

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Digenakis Winery Exhibition Space
2019

Heraklion, Crete

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Group exhibition
2019

Mayfair, London

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Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti gallery
2021

Athens

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Kappatos Gallery

2021

Athens

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Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti
2021

Athens

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Participation with Ikastikos Kiklos Sianti
2020

Athens

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Museum of Visual Arts of Heraklion
2019

Crete

 
 

PRESS

Interviewed by Stefanos Tsitsopoulos
for ATHENS VOICE

May 2022

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"Let the Lion talk" solo exhibition:
The birth of a new form


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"Let the Lion talk" solo exhibition
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Gallery Walk: A two-day walk
to 37 Athenian art galleries.


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"Let the Lion talk" solo exhibition
Culturenow.gr


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"Let the Lion talk" solo show
at Monopoli.gr


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ATHENS VOICE
Interviewed by Villy Calliga

September 2021

Interviewed by Chionia Vlachou - Bliatka

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THESSALONIKeON PoLIS Magazine

September 2021

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"L A Y E R S / Ε Π Ι Π Ε Δ Α"
Duo show at Marina Keas Gallery

OLOGRAMMA.ART

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"HYMN TO THE BODY"
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SIX PAINTINGS
SIX POEMS

My painting "Tiger Pop Blue"
on the cover of Together Magazine.

INTERVIEW

Interviewed by Michael Goniotakis

for Polis Magazine

ARTMAZE MAGAZINE

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My work published on ArtMaze Magazine 
Late Summer Issue #4

CURATED SELECTION by Cheyanne Sauter,
the Executive Director of Art Share LA